Chances are as you read this you can hear the sound of someone coughing. It may be your kid, your other kid, or you. The people I talk to the most have sick kids this week and each had that gnarly cough going around. I told myself that it would miss us, I don’t think I ever fully believed it but I had to pretend to in order to keep on truckin’ after Christmas and an early January kid birthday. If you feel one-part hostage nursemaid this week, you are not alone.
Next week is low on school days between the kids off on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the early release day on Thursday, and a Professional Development day for teacher’s next Friday. Last week, I told you about a Ranger-led camp at the Frances Anderson center for Friday’s Non Student day, I just spoke with Edmonds Parks and Recreation and that camp does still have spots open. Also, I found out about another day camp for next Friday, Jan. 24 at Meadowdale High School. It is their 11th Annual Dance Clinic, a “Glow in the Dark” Dance Party. Kids from kindergarten through 6th grade get a T-Shirt, have a “craft session” and get to perform for parents at the end of the day. This $40 camp runs from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. I double-checked and there is still space available. You can register for the clinic by contacting Coach Jane Olsen HERE!
Who: Kids from kindergarten to 6th grade
What: Glow in the Dark Dance Party
When: Friday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m to 1:45 p.m.
Where: Meadowdale High School Gym, 6002 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood
I am especially excited to tell you about Edmonds Ski School after just getting off the phone with its organizer, Edmonds mother of two Treana Feeney. Edmonds Ski School, held at Stevens Pass, is an all-ages ski school. In fact, the Feeneys themselves made this a family event with lessons for Mom and her now 5- and 8-year-olds. The six-week course starts on Jan. 24 and is held Fridays from 1-3 p.m. While Friday is a school day there are two Non Student Days in the Edmonds School District during this session. Feeney explained that kids 6 and under get lift tickets for free and that if you sign up for lessons through Edmonds Ski School your lift ticket/season pass to Stevens Pass can be purchased at a discounted rate. The instructors are hoping to sign everyone up by Sunday and you can find pricing and more information HERE!
What: Edmonds Ski School
When: Friday Jan. 24, 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Stevens Pass, Summit Stevens Pass, US Hwy 2, Skykomish
This Saturday is another Reading with Rover event. This event is for pre-readers and independent readers alike are invited to “discover the joy of reading” with a furry friend. When writing about Reading with Rover I can’t help but think of a few of my Facebook friends who got puppies for their kids for Christmas. Now that the holiday is a distant memory and the puppies need training, I see a nice Saturday with Rover the second best thing to adopting an older dog. The event is free to everyone and you can learn more at ReadingwithRover.org
Who: Pre-readers and independent readers
What: Reading With Rover
When: Jan. 18, 11 a.m.
Where: Edmonds Library, 650 Main St.
The Seahawks play the NFC Championship game this weekend with a ticket to the Super Bowl and a year’s worth of bragging rights on the line. The game is at Century Link field this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Check out my ideas for keeping the kiddos entertained while you watch the game HERE! Go Hawks!
— By Jen Marx
Jen Marx, an Edmonds Mom of two young boys, is a traffic reporter by dawn and writer and PBJ maker by day. She is always looking for a fun place to take the kids that makes them tired enough to go to bed on time. You can contact Jen with your local event at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her trying to make sense of begging kids to ” just eat the mac n cheese” at SnackMomSyndrome.com. If you have a kid-friendly event you’d like to share, email her at email@example.com.